Agent Name

Penicillamine

CAS Number

52-67-5

Formula

C5-H11-N-O2-S

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

Cuprenil; Cuprimine; DPA; Kuprenil; Metalcaptase; D-Penamine;Penicillamin; (S)-Penicillamin; D-Penicillamine; Reduced D-penicillamine; Trolovol; Valine, 3-mercapto-, D-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Pharmaceuticals

Comments

Asthma reported in a pharmaceutical worker; [Malo] Penicillamine is a drug used to treat several diseases. Many side effects have been reported after ingestion of therapeutic doses, including bone marrow suppression and drug-induced hepatitis. [HSDB]

Adverse Effects
Asthma

Yes

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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